May 27, 2017

Deer Antler Herbal Tea Recalled for Possible Botulism

U.S. Deer Antler is recalling herbal tea varieties for the risk of Clostridium botulinum. The teas were prepared on the premises of U.S. Deer Antler Ex. & Imp. of Los Angeles, California between 4/1/17 and 4/30/17. The herbal teas, especially the low acid ones held at room temperature, were not produced according to approved guidelines, making them susceptible to contamination. The recalled product is Herbal Tea Variety Batches prepared on premise between 4/1/17 and 4/30/17 and packaged in 120 ml pouches. There are 40 pouches in a case. The teas were distributed to individual customers and acupuncturists in California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. The company is recalling all varieties of general Herbal Teas prepared on site during those dates to … [Read more...]

TPF Satay Recalled for Possible Botulism

TP Food Processing of California is recalling two types of Satay for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. The sauces were distributed at supermarkets in California. A tiny amount of the toxin produced by this bacterium can cause serious illness and death. The acidified sauces were not properly produced, making them susceptible to contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled products are TPF Lemongrass Satay in 9 ounce packages. The description is Lemongrass satay, 9 ounce hexagon glass jar with red lid. The lot code is 2016. The second recalled product is TPF Shrimp Satay in 6 ounce and 9 ounce containers. The lot code for that product is 2016. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Throw them away or take … [Read more...]

Minnesota Issues Advisory for Uneviscerated Fish at Shwe Karen

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued a consumer advisory for uneviscerated fish sold from Shwe Karen Market in St. Paul because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria produces a toxin that can cause death. The viscera in fish is more likely to contain this pathogenic bacteria. The product of concern is dried fish more than five inches in length and still containing the viscera (internal organs) of the fish. The product was packaged in 1 kilogram clear plastic bags labeled “Dried Fish” and sold from Shwe Karen Market between February 5 and March 2, 2017. If you purchased this product, do not eat it even if it does not look or smell spoiled. There have been no reports of illness associated with this product. Shwe Karen Market is … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Consumers about Canadian Baby Food Recall

The FDA is warning consumers not to use PC Organics brand baby food that was manufactured specifically for the Canadian marketplace. Some U.S. consumers may have purchased these products in Canada. The baby food has been recalled for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. Loblaw Companies is recalling PC Organics baby food pouches. A manufacturing error resulted in excess water in the product, which could support the growth of Clostridium botulinum. That bacteria produces a toxin that is deadly in tiny amounts. The recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The early symptoms of Clostridium botulinum food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, and dry mouth.  The toxin can cause respiratory failure, paralysis, and death. The … [Read more...]

More PC Organics Baby Food Recalled for Botulism In Canada

The recall issued on February 3, 2017 for PC Organics baby food in Canada has been expanded to include more products. Loblaw Companies is recalling the product because the may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. A manufacturing error resulted in too much water in the product, which could support the growth of this pathogenic bacteria. A tiny amount of botulism toxin can cause illness and death. There have been illnesses reported that may be associated with the consumption of these products. The products were sold up to and including February 8, 2017 nationwide in Canada. In Ontario, they were sold at Fortinos, Loblaws, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, valu-mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs, Shoppers Drug Mart, and affiliated … [Read more...]

PC Organics Baby Food Recalled in Canada for Botulism

Lobular Companies Limited and the CFIA are recalling one lot code of PC Organics brand Apple, Blueberry & Green Pea strained baby food because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The toxins produced by this bacteria can cause paralysis and death. The recalled product is PC Organics Apple, Blueberry & Green Pea strained baby food in 128 ml containers. The UPC number on the product is 0 60383 06292 7 and the code is 2017 OC 31. It was sold nationally at the retail level. The recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package or take it back to the place of purchase for a full … [Read more...]

One Heart Swiss Chard Pesto Recalled for Botulism

One Heart Organics is recalling One Heart brand Swiss Chard Pesto in Canada for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. Botulism toxin can cause serious illness and death. No reports of illness have been received to date in connection with the consumption of this product. One Heart brand Swiss Chard Pesto was sold in two sizes.  The 8 ounce packages is recalled. The other was sold in 16 ounce packages. All units sold up to and including December 15, 2016 are recalled. There is no UPC number on these products. They were sold in Ontario at the retail level. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed or double bagged container or take them back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon in Canada Recalled for Possible Botulism

Loblaw Companies in Canada is recalling President's Choice brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon sold at one location in Mississauga because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria produces a dangerous toxin that can be fatal. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products were sold from Valu-mart - Applewood at 1125 Bloor Street East in Mississauga, Ontario. They are President's Choice brand. Smoked Atlantic Salmon in 112 gram packages is recalled, with UPC number 0 60383 18100 0 and with codes of best before date 16DE29 AND 6983, 7003, OR 7025. Also recalled is Peppercorn Smoked Atlantic Salmon in 112 gram packages. The UPC number is 0 60383 18101 7 and the codes are best before date 16DE29 AND 6983, 7003, OR … [Read more...]

Phil-Am Trading Recalls Smoked Mackerel for Botulism Risk

One day after the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets issued a consumer warning about Phil Am Smoked Mackerel, the company has voluntarily recalled the product. The product is uneviscerated. The viscera in fish can contain Clostridium botulinum spores that can cause serious illness and death. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is Phil-am Smoked Mackerel (Hasa-Hasa) in a 200 gram (7.05 ounce) pack. It is packaged in a clear flexible plastic pouch and has a predominantly red tag on the top seal with the product information. The UPC code is 814487015147. It was distributed to stores in New Jersey, New York, Georgia, and Pennsylvania between February and November 2016. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed … [Read more...]

Phil Am Smoked Mackerel Recalled for Botulism Risk

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is warning consumers not to eat "Phil Am" brand Smoked Mackerel (Hasa Hasa) because it was uneviscerated. The viscera in fish can harbor Clostridium both;inure spores. The product is sold by Asian Supermarket Group Inc. at 1245 Central Avenue in Albany, New York. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The "Phil Am" brand Smoked Mackerel is packaged in a clear, vacuum package flexible plastic pouch and offered for sale in refrigerated cases. The product is uncoded and is from the Philippines. The package does have a UPC number 814487015147. It is not legal to sell uneviscerated fish in New York. Clostridium botulinum bacteria produce a toxin that can be fatal at very … [Read more...]

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